This bungalow in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs was built around 1913. Our job was to give the old girl a facelift.

Work started on the timber around the gables. Typically, this area misses out on regular repainting, water and fungi attack the timber, especially at joints and cuts across the grain, and the damage is done.

We replaced some battens and capping and a bargeboard then repainted the trim. The owners preferred a more modern charcoal colour to replace the original Brunswick Green.

Some timber additions to the verandah were removed and the paint removed from the brickwork, incidentally revealing mistake by the bricklayers. The pebbledash plinth to the house was restored using a ‘Tyrol’ machine to spatter new cement onto the exposed footings.

The renovations, though minor, have freshened the appearance of the house considerably.


Finally, new canvas blinds were made for the verandah.

The next item on the external renovation agenda is the front fence.


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